New Unit, new problems

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  1. Draker

    Draker New Member

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    Greetings. Thank you for the use of this forum.
    I have been using an OTA for over 4 years now and employed the use of one of those (Junk)shaped like a little airplane that uses an amplifier & promises 150 mi. range. I didn't buy that claim but tried it and it worked fine. Got 32-34 channels including, CBS, NBC, FOX, ABC. It was mounted on a 20' off the ground mast. It started shedding some parts, so I took it down and put a new one up. I took the old one and mounted it on a wooden dowel and attached it to a wooden post on my fence which is about 6' off the ground. It is connected to a flat screen unit with an amplifier that is mounted near my desk and I get 28 channels, with ABC not included, which is OK. I could longer get the 32-34 channels that I got before with the new unit on the 20' mast, including CBS, which is normally a given in this area. I have consulted most of the websites that help in determining the correct pointing of the unit & they all point me in the same direction with the same results. I have tried everything even dropping the unit 5' basing that on the fact that I am getting CBS, included in 28 channels on a unit that is 6 feet off the ground. Too, all of the websites that I went on to determine the right direction say even 10' off the ground should get me 32-34 channels.
    I even went out and bought a 120 unit from a well know antenna maker and mounted that on the 20' mast and the reception was even worst, best I could do was 21 channels. So, I sent that back and got a refund. Any input will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. mdavej

    mdavej Well-Known Member

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    Well you need a better antenna and apparently a decent amp. You'll have to check your websites again to see what are the frequencies of the channels you want to receive and get the right type of antenna for those frequencies. In my area, since the repack, most of my channels are VHF, so I got a good VHF antenna.

    Can you not buy another model like the one that worked before?
     
  3. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Including your zip or nearby address would be helpful in reviewing the antenna reception info.
     
  4. just4tivo

    just4tivo Active Member

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    Try attenuating (padding down) the signal. You may be over driving the tuners in the TiVo.
     
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  5. Draker

    Draker New Member

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    I did and that is why I don't understand whey I'm having the problem. Let me add that I am in the 72956 area
     
  6. Draker

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  7. Draker

    Draker New Member

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    ZIP 72956, VAN BUREN, ARKANSAS
     
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